Calvin Coolidge Says, June 9, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: June 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) An incomprehensible suggestion constantly appearing is that our taxpayers should pay the nations of Europe billions of dollars for disarming. This is presumably by a cancellation of their debts. It is difficult to connect cancellation and disarmament. In the first place, Europe agreed with […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 21, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: January 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The situation between France and Italy again illustrates how extremely difficult it is for nations to get away from the age-old policy of trying to rely mostly on force for Security. Those nations were unable to agree on naval armaments at the London conference. They […]

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Press Conference, February 15, 1929

August 31, 2020

Date: February 15, 1929 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) Within two or three weeks I conferred with some of the Senators relative to railroad consolidation legislation. They thought at that time it might be possible to secure the passage of a bill at this session. I do not think that later developments have […]

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